Danone S.A. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

Danone S.A. has acquired 39 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 assets.

Danone S.A.’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired The WhiteWave Foods for $12.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business to Mondelez International for $6.0B. Danone S.A. has acquired in 7 different US states, and 21 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (61%) and beverages (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 21
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 1

Danone S.A.

17, Boulevard Haussmann,
Paris, 75009
France,
+ 33 1 44 35 20 20
www.danone.com

Danone S.A. Provide all quality food, natural health service, at all stages of life. Cultivating the taste is good. Feeding toddlers, vulnerable people, like those in good health. Danone was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 36 2 - - - - 38
vol $604M $12.5B $13.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 9 - 2 - 1 - 12
vol $6.4B $875M $7.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Earthbound Farm LLC 2019-04-11 - Divestiture
San Juan Bautista, California · www.earthboundfarm.com
Stonyfield Farm, Inc. 2017-07-03 875M USD Divestiture
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.stonyfield.com
Nutricia Deva a.s. 2017-01-31 - Secondary Buyout
Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic · www.deva.cz
The WhiteWave Foods Co. 2016-07-07 12.5B USD Merger
Denver, Colorado · www.whitewave.com
Michel et Augustin S.A. 2016-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.micheletaugustin.com
Centrale Laitiere S.A. 2014-11-03 - Stake Purchase
Casablanca, Morocco
The YoCrunch Co. LLC 2013-08-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Naugatuck, Connecticut · www.YoCrunch.com
Fan Milk International A/S 2013-06-24 - Stake Purchase
Aalborg, Denmark · www.fanmilk.com
Nurture, Inc. (dba Happy Family) 2013-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York,, New York · www.happyfamilybrands.com
Sırma Group 2013-05-06 - Stake Purchase
, Turkey
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Danone Holdings (UK) Ltd    - Complan Foods Ltd 2011-06-15 1
London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom · www.complanfoods.com
Bolshevik OAO 1994-09-19 Chok and Rolls Co. 2004-01-26 1
Moscow, Russia , Russia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 23 (61%) 12.6B (96%) 7 (58%) 7.3B (100%)
Beverages 11 (29%) 158M (1%) 5 (42%) -
Consumer Products 2 (5%) 344M (3%) - -
Distribution 2 (5%) - - -
Total 38 $13.1B 12 $7.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 12.7B 2 875M
  New Hampshire 1 - 1 875M
  Oregon 1 103M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 62M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 12.5B - -
  California - - 1 -
Canada 3 - 2 -
  Quebec 2 - 1 -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
  Ontario - - 1 -
France 3 - 2 6.1B
Morocco 3 - - -
New Zealand 1 158M 2 245M
Algeria 2 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - 1 -
Denmark 2 - - -
Ireland 1 - 1 -
Poland 2 - - -
South Africa 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
India 1 282M - -
Italy - - 1 -
Japan 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Thailand 1 - - -
Ukraine 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (8%) - 2 (17%) 6.1B (85%)
Cross-border 35 (92%) 13.1B (100%) 10 (83%) 1.1B (15%)
Total 38 $13.1B 12 $7.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Atlas Advisors
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $12.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $542M
< $100M 1 $62M
TOTAL $13.1B
Largest The WhiteWave Foods Co.
$12.5B (2016-07-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $6.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business
$6.0B (2007-07-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
5 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
5 50%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
33%
4 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
8 67%

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